Friday Favorites 2/19/16

February 19, 2016 in Friday Favorites

Hi guys and happy Friday! Hope you all had a good week-the weekend is finally here!

Linking up with Heather this week to share some of my favorite things lately!



Sunday Candy by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

Arms by Christina Perri



Been loving these Blue Diamond sea salt nut crackers. Paired with a banana to make the perfect snack!


Dunkin Donuts breakfasts are the best. Multigrain bagel with strawberry cream cheese and a butter pecan iced coffee with almond milk… heaven <3


I’ve been loving to write lately just about random stuff or about my emotions. I love turning on a good pandora station and just writing whatever my heart is feeling. I wrote this little piece the other night:

“I like my coffee like my soul is: mysterious. Some days my coffee is black. With a splash of almond milk. Or others, it’s flavored. Bursting with pumpkin or hazelnut or chocolate. And I guess that’s how my soul is too. Tinted black. Black from those hard days of the past; black from the never ending thoughts of worthlessness. And I guess that splash of almond milk on those days is that little glimmer of hope; that little speck of sunshine we see after a hurricane. And those days of flavored coffee? I guess those are the days where those facial muscles remember how to work again. That bursting flavor of pumpkin is equivalent to the stomach aches from laughing too hard; that delicious chocolatey taste are like those days where you feel confident in yourself and on top of the world; like those days where that smile is just plastered to your face. So I guess I like my coffee the same way that my soul is: a mystery. Each and every day the order is a bit different. And I guess that’s how I am too. Tinted with a white splash of almond milk or laughing and smiling with those flavor shots of pumpkin. You just never know what to expect.” 


I am such a quote person. Here are some of my faves from this past week! 🙂


“Focus on your long term goal. Good things will soon happen.”


“I’m working on myself. For myself. By myself.” 


“I complete me.” 

^All such good reminders.

Going home this weekend

I am so excited to spend the weekend home with my family. I have a very, very busy week next week so I am glad to just come home and have time to decompress/ get some homework done/ and also babysit to make some money too. It’ll be nice to not have dining hall food too, and obviously spend lots of time with my parents and dog Daisy. 🙂 Excited to get back to my yoga studio as well- I’ve been itching to get back to hot yoga!


Miss my little bebe <3 So excited to see her this weekend!

That’s it for this weeks favorites, but I would love to hear yours!

Now tell me: 

Favorite snack recently? 

What are your weekend plans? 

Have a great weekend guys!

Sending my love as always.



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  • Reply Stephanie Leduc February 19, 2016 at 5:28 am

    You like Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment too!? I absolutely love Sunday Candy. Your dog is so so so so cute, you must be so excited to see your dog and family! Have a great weekend!!

    • Reply Alyssa February 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Sunday Candy is such a good song- I love it!! I cannot wait to see my fam and dog this weekend 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend too Steph!

  • Reply Lynne February 19, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Little Daisy is so adorable 🙂 Have a great and happy weekend 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa February 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you Lynne!

  • Reply Taylor February 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Aw Daisy! she’s so cute!! My favorite snacks lately are think thin bars, apples, fruit, dried fruit, nuts, dates, hummus and crackers! I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home with my husband.

    • Reply Alyssa February 20, 2016 at 1:48 am

      Love all those snacks! Dates are the best with almond butter 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend Taylor!

  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It February 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you for all of this, I just love your inspirational quotes. 🙂 My favorite snack lately has been siggi’s yogurt with nut butter mixed in because I LOVE it! Also, dark chocolate after dinner yummm! I hope you have an amazing weekend at home Lyss, you deserve it! <3 xoxo

    • Reply Alyssa February 19, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      Siggi’s is the best! I need to try it with nut butter! Thank you so much Marina, hope you have a great weekend as well! xoxo

  • Reply Jillian February 19, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Omg Daisy is SO cute! Have a great weekend babe! 🙂 xo

    • Reply Alyssa February 19, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks love!! Xoxo

  • Reply Kate February 19, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Have fun with your family! I loved going home when I was in college. I still jump at every opportunity to see my family!
    I’m planning on relaxing & studying this weekend. It’s supposed to be beautiful, so lots of time outside!

    • Reply Alyssa February 20, 2016 at 1:51 am

      Thanks so much Kate! I have some studying and homework to do as well this weekend. Going to be a busy week with school next week so hopefully I can get some work done! Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

  • Reply Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me February 20, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Yayyy for getting back into yoga! Hope you have a beautiful weekend, Alyssa!

    • Reply Alyssa February 20, 2016 at 1:48 am

      Thank you so much Julia, hope you do as well 🙂

  • Reply Ellie February 20, 2016 at 1:33 am

    I think my favorite snack lately is bread and butter pickle chips. They taste so good especially after a long work day or a bike ride. Just the right amount of sweet and juicy tastes just right! I loved to butter pecan flavored iced coffee at Dunkin. That’s part of the Baskin Robbins ice cream flavor right? No? Ok, maybe that was a summer thing =P Anyway, I’m glad they kept it haha
    I hope you have a good time at home! What things do you do with your parents?

    • Reply Alyssa February 20, 2016 at 1:50 am

      yes- it is the butter pecan flavor!! Probably just going to have a low-key weekend, I have some school work to get done too! But it’ll be nice to just relax with them 🙂 xoxo

  • Reply Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together February 20, 2016 at 10:39 am

    I’ve been all about the Kind bar lately but I’m also always all about the Kind bar haha. Weekend plans… 90 minute SoulCycle class tomorrow (today technically?), brunch, a bazillion errands.. then Sunday hopefully a shakeout run and then headed up to Sonoma to the winery I’m a member of to pick up my spring allocation! Have a lovely weekend! xo

    • Reply Alyssa February 20, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      Kind bars are the best! I have heard such great things about soulcycle- I need to check it out! Hope you have a great weekend Cassie!

  • Reply Sarah February 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    You are a beautiful writer Alyssa! Keep it up 🙂 Enjoy your time at home with your family.

    • Reply Alyssa February 21, 2016 at 3:26 am

      Aw thank you so much Sarah! Hope you are having a great weekend 🙂

  • Reply Alexa @ The Mindful Maritimer February 22, 2016 at 12:27 am

    OMG that bagel though.. I haven’t had one in WAY TOO long.. like seriously though. Thanks for the reminder that those things exist! Since the weekend is over my plans are gone and done with. I actually went out spontaneously with a new friend I met in Australia and then you know.. lots of drinks, supper.. the whole shebang!
    My favorite snack has got to be gelato! I’m obsessed!

    • Reply Alyssa February 22, 2016 at 12:48 am

      Bagels are the best- I have definitely been on a bagel kick lately! That sounds like a fun weekend. And gelato is the best! Hope you had a great Sunday girly!

  • Reply Edye February 24, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    You’re such a talented writer! I love what you wrote <3 My favorite snack recently has been protein bars, I'm a little bit obsessed 😉

    Edye // Gracefulcoffee

    • Reply Alyssa February 25, 2016 at 5:01 am

      Thank you so much!! that means a lot to me 🙂 Protein bars are the best!

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